Life On Land
At least 10,000 species go extinct every year.
Of the 8,300 animal breeds known, 8% are extinct and 22% are at risk of extinction.
Forests are home to more than 80% of all terrestrial species of animals, plant, and insects.
What does #LifeOnLand mean as a goal?
We have a couple of targets that we are trying to hit by 2030, the world’s major deadline. Meaning, if we hit them, we achieve the overall goal.
1.) Preserve the number of forests.
By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.
2.) Prevent the extinction of the threatened species.
Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.
3.) Sustain fertile soil and land.
By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world.
Curious about what’s happening on
#LifeOnLand around the world?
Find below some of the social projects that AIESEC enables for youth to fight for this goal